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8:15 AM ET, October 8, 2009


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Douglas Elmendorf / Director's Blog:
Preliminary Analysis of the Senate Finance Committee Chairman's Mark As Amended  —  CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have just issued a preliminary analysis of the Senate Finance Committee Chairman's mark for the America's Healthy Future Act of 2009 …
Ezra Klein:
Meet the New Health-Care System, Not That Different From the Old Health-Care System  —  You probably can't see that table particularly well.  Click on it, and it'll enlarge.  It comes from one of the final pages of the Congressional Budget Office's score (pdf) of the Senate Finance Committee's bill …
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
The GOP Is Winning the Health-Care Debate  —  Gallup says independents now favor Republicans by nine points.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Passing health-care reform could be harmful to the health of congressional Democrats.  —  Just look at how President Barack Obama's standing has fallen as he has pushed for reform.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
THERE IS NO BAUCUS BILL  —  The internet is alive with the sound of people analyzing the CBO's “scoring” of the Max Baucus aka Senate Finance Committee Health Care Bill.  Before everyone gets too deeply into their thoughts, please keep in mind the following (get ready, all CAPS, bold, indented signifies a really important concept):
Megan McArdle:   Baucuscare: Score!
Tevi Troy / National Review:
Eight Thoughts on CBO — By: Tevi Troy
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
CBO: Baucus's ObamaCare bill would reduce deficit by $81 billion over 10 years
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Barb Shelly / Midwest Voices:
Bob Dole outs naysayer Mitch McConnell  —  Bob Dole supports health care reform.  —  “This is one of the most important measures members of Congress will vote on in their lifetimes,” the former Republican Senate majority leader and presidential candidate told an audience in Kansas City today.
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Senate GOP Folding Over Health Care Reform [updated]  —  I am told quite reliably that in a meeting today on Capitol Hill, Republican Senators began to rapidly move toward concessions on health care because they are afraid they cannot hold their members.  Some Republicans are now thinking of supporting a government program.
Dave Helling / Prime Buzz:
Dole: Health care reform coming late this year or next; “you lost” when Clinton-era reform failed  —  Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole says “there will be a signing ceremony” for a health care reform bill either late this year or early next.  —  But the former presidential candidate says he isn't sure what the bill will say.   Legislative Alert Center
The Huffington Post:
Bob Dole: Health Care Will Pass, GOP Should Get On Board
Rajiv Chandrasekaran / Washington Post:
Civilian, Military Officials at Odds Over Resources Needed for Afghan Counterinsurgency  —  In early March, after weeks of debate across a conference table in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the participants in President Obama's strategic review of the war in Afghanistan figured …
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:   Why The White House Remains Skeptical Of A New Troop Surge
Daily Mail:
Thugs attack two transvestites... who turn out to be cage fighters wearing fancy dress  —  Two thugs who attacked what they thought were a pair of transvestites picked on the wrong men - when their intended victims turned out to be cage fighters on a night out in fancy dress.
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Corzine Points a Spotlight at His Rival's Waistline  —  It is about as subtle as a playground taunt: a television ad for Gov. Jon S. Corzine shows his challenger, Christopher J. Christie, stepping out of an S.U.V. in extreme slow motion, his extra girth moving, just as slowly, in several different directions at once.
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Franken Wins Bipartisan Support For Legislation Reining In KBR's Treatment Of Rape  —  In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped by her co-workers while she was working for Halliburton/KBR in Baghdad.  She was detained in a shipping container for at least 24 hours without food, water …
Steve Farley /
Gun-toting soccer mom is shot dead … Meleanie Hain, the pistol-carrying Lebanon mom who received national attention for taking a loaded gun to her daughter's soccer game, was shot to death Wednesday night with her husband in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.
Discussion: Whiskey Fire
Rachel D'Oro / Associated Press:
Father of Palin's grandson to pose for Playgirl  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Levi Johnston is going for the ultimate exposure—his bare body.  —  Posing nude for Playgirl is next for the 19-year-old father of Sarah Palin's grandchild.  Johnston's attorney, Rex Butler …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Religion Largely Absent in Argument About Cross  —  WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court argument on Wednesday about the fate of a cross in a remote part of the Mojave National Preserve in southeastern California largely avoided the most interesting question in the case: whether the First Amendment's ban …
New York Times:
In First Lady's Roots, a Complex Path From Slavery  —  WASHINGTON — In 1850, the elderly master of a South Carolina estate took pen in hand and painstakingly divided up his possessions.  Among the spinning wheels, scythes, tablecloths and cattle that he bequeathed to his far-flung heirs …
Gerald F. Seib / Wall Street Journal:
It'll Be Hard for GOP to Party Like It's '94  —  A big question hangs over American politics: Could next year be 1994 all over again?  —  That was the year a bitter debate over health care led to a disastrous congressional election for Democrats, in which they lost 54 House and 10 Senate seats …
Discussion: Gallup
Wall Street Journal:
Intelligence Fiasco Footnote  —  The authors of the 2007 Iran NIE have some explaining to do.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  When it comes to politicized intelligence in the Bush years, the critics may finally have a point.  Perhaps the work of America's intelligence agencies was manipulated …
Discussion: Salon
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
McCaughey And Me  —  I said my piece about this on this blog a while back.  I do not think it's professional to air the specifics of internal battles after the fact, and I take full responsibility for being the editor of the magazine that published the piece.  I accepted an award for it.
The Atlantic Online:   Andrew's Bio  —  Andrew Sullivan was born in August 1963 …
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Fox News:
U.S. Budget Deficit Hit Record $1.4 Trillion in 2009
Discussion: Commentary and The Jawa Report
Times of India:
Go to jail or join jihad against India: ISI tells surrendered Taliban
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Keith Olbermann /
Health care reform: Saving American lives
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Peter Eichenbaum / Bloomberg:
Wells Fargo Will Raise Credit-Card Rates Ahead of Law
Jean Kaufman / Weekly Standard:
Reagan and Obama  —  Is America a city on a hill or a country in decline?
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Financial Times:
Bachmann voices ire at ‘Bail-out Nation’
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Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
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Patterico's Pontifications:
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Michael R. Bloomberg / The Huffington Post:
Gun Show Undercover